Biren Singh sworn in as Manipur CM for second term
Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Trivendra Singh Rawat (both former CMs), among others, met the party’s central leadership at the residence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah here, party leader Madan Kaushik said .
Besides Shah, BJP Chairman JP Nadda and General Secretary (Organization) BL Santhosh were also present at the meeting which lasted over an hour. Kaushik, who also attended the meeting, said the BJP Legislative Party will meet on Monday evening after the deputies are sworn in as members of the state assembly.
Earlier in the day, Dhami said the government formation process was underway and the BJP central leadership would call the next chief minister. The party has appointed Defense Minister Rajnath Singh as an observer for the formation of government in the state.
The BJP, despite its emphatic victory, was a little embarrassed by the new chief minister as Dhami, who spearheaded its successful campaign, lost his seat in Khatami. A section of the party’s state unity still wants Dhami as chief minister, while some favor a change.
Dhami continues to be the favorite for the post of chief minister despite his defeat, but other likely names for the top job making the rounds include those of Chaubattakhal MLA Satpal Maharaj, Shrinagar MLA Dhan Singh Rawat and Rajya Sabha member Anil Baluni.
Union Minister of State for Defense Ajay Bhatt and former Chief Minister and Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank are also mentioned as likely candidates for the top job. The BJP won 47 seats in the 70-member Assembly.
The BJP will meet the Goa governor on Monday and demand the formation of the next government, state unit resident Sadanand Shet Tanavade said on Sunday.
The long-awaited meeting of the BJP Legislative Party will also be held on Monday to select the Leader of the House, who will be the next Chief Minister. “BJP Chairman JP Nadda has informed that Legislative Party meeting will be held on Monday after which party leaders will meet with PS Governor Sreedharan Pillai and demand formation of the next government,” Tanavade told a conference. Press.
The legislative party meeting will begin at 4 p.m. Monday. BJP observer Narendra Singh Tomar and co-observer L Murugan, Goa election officer Devendra Fadanavis, CT office officer Ravi will attend the legislative party meeting, Tanavade said. He said the date for the swearing in of the new government would be decided after meeting with the governor on Monday.
In the recent elections in Goa, the BJP won a majority by winning 20 of the total 40 seats. Three independents and two MPs from the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) have already pledged their support to the BJP.
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